January 13, 2019

Reading Nehemiah 1: 1-10, Jeremiah 29: 11 (NRSV) Our 3-year-old granddaughter clearly says over the phone, "How are you doing today?" Sometimes we struggle to interpret her speech, still missing a few "s", "f", and "l" consonants. But her greeting is clear. She asks how we are doing. That's what Nehemiah asks the travelers from … Continue reading January 13, 2019

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January 6, 2019

Reading Nehemiah 1: 4-5, 11b; Matthew 2: 1-12 (NRSV) To celebrate Epiphany today, I looked up the definition: a sudden and striking awareness of the essential nature of something real. Some might call it abrupt enlightenment. Wow. That's what I need. Currently, my vision for life is cloudy. I thought I knew where I was … Continue reading January 6, 2019